MRC RUN the Mill – 5K and Fun Run

McKinney Running Club is sponsoring the second annual Run the Mill 5K and Fun Run. Inspired during a road trip to a small town in northern Oklahoma, a small group from The McKinney Running Club (MRC) wanted to do more for our amazing community. An idea was born to create a scholarship fund. Next logical…

Lisa – Magic…with a big, ol’ side of gratitude

First, be ready. This is going to be a long report. Like book-long. I have a lot to share. Marathon #5. A PR. A sub-4:00. And a Boston Qualifier (BQ)! I cannot believe it. But, at the same time, I believe it because believing in myself led me to knocking this one out of the…

Jim Busse – Journey of 100 miles

On a September Saturday night in 2016 sitting with several MRC members, a commitment was made to run Rocky Raccoon 100 Miler. It came to pass this past weekend. Before anything else, much thanks is given to the crew. The crew is very important. Tim Leeth and Eric Fortner, as well as  John Meaney who lent…

Will Starnes

This last weekend I finished the Rocky Raccoon 50 mile trail run.  As I prepared to type up my race report I realized it’s been a while since I did a race reflection so I have a lot to say.  Prepare for a long read and a lesson.  I keep promising a coworker to do…

Jim Busse

Jim Busse is 55 and joined MRC in 2013. He has been a very active member in the club, organizing events and helping fellow members enjoy the sport as much as he does. Here are Jim’s responses to our Q@A. How many years have you been running? Off and on for 35 years, the last…

New or Returning Running Program

McKinney Running Club offers a running program for new or returning runners to the sport of running.  If you can’t run, but want to run, we will start easy at a pace you can achieve. We will begin with slow walk/run intervals with mostly walking. As your physical conditioning improves, you will gradually run more than…

Beth Nye

I joined MRC in May 2015 and have been running off and on for 25 years. It seems that I have always run in some form or another. Whether is was cross training for swimming while I was in high school and college, running track as a senior in high school just to take a…

Clay

The Leadville Trail 100 Run was the best running experience I’ve had to date. This seems strange to say because it seems that running a 100 mile race has to be one of the most asinine activities in which a human being can participate. You will be starting before sunrise, running all day and into…

Jessica

I signed up for Leadville knowing I needed a kick in the pants, both in running and life. I was craving an adventure and my running had been lackluster since knee surgery a couple years ago. The mountains have always had a hold on me; I grew up in California camping and hiking in the…

Sadie

Leadville is something I wanted since hearing about a friend of mine tackling it on the bike.  I knew I’d never have the ability to do it on two wheels, but I thought for sure I could on two legs.  Why not try? I am a big believer in just jumping in with two feet…

Eric

I’m not sure if I’ve ever written an ‘OFFICIAL’ Race Report – I’m not, going to. I’ll keep this race to me and to those beautiful, kick you in the butt Colorado mountains. I want to give THANKS though!   There was no way I could’ve done this without all the support and encouragement from…

Lea Anne

Boston – 2016 The only thing sweeter than a BQ is crossing that finish line on Boylston Street. My running journey started at age 8.  Running laps for hole punches at recess.  See, I’m from a small town in MO known for running.  We have loads of State Championships to prove that fact.  I’m a…